Area basketball roundup: Veritas claims narrow victory over Cornerstone
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It is seemingly always a tightly-contested battle when Veritas and Cornerstone square off.
In Tuesday’s meeting, the Eagles got the best of their foes with a 58-56 road victory. Veritas scored double digits in each of the four quarters, including 17 in both the first and third period during the win.
Trey Huslig led Veritas with 16 points on 5-of-16 shooting, though he was one of three players to score in double figures. Tucker Flory finished with 14 points, while Will Rau added 11 points. Flory went 6-for-11 from the floor, and Rau hit 5-of-8 shot attempts for the night.
The narrow win came just one night after Veritas cruised to a 70-44 victory over St. Mary’s Monday night. In that win, Flory paced the team with 22 points on a 10-for-14 effort from the field. Scott Weinhold added 15 points, and Huslig finished with 14 points.
Veritas (8-4) plays host to Christ Prep Academy at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Trey Huslig 16, Reed Wilson 0, Jackson Rau 5, Will Rau 11, Will Eagleman 0, Scott Weinhold 6, Tucker Flory 14, Brennan Clements 6.
Jeff West 56, Perry Lecompton boys 51
A late push wasn’t enough, as Perry Lecompton dropped a 56-51 decision Tuesday night.
The Kaws scored 31 points over the final two periods, holding the opposition to just 25 points over that stretch. Jeff West’s 18-point outburst in the opening period proved to be the difference in the game.
Blake Farmer hit eight baskets, scoring a team-high 18 points in the loss. Chad Anderson scored 14 points, while Colton Mallonee finished with 12 points.
Perry Lecompton (2-2) will travel to Nemaha Central on Friday.
Jeff West 43, Perry Lecompton girls 28
Perry Lecompton managed just a single basket in the first quarter en route to a 43-28 loss Tuesday night. Katy Hurd paced the Kaws with 18 points in the loss, hitting 7-of-10 free throws.
Perry-Lecompton moves to 2-2 and will travel to Nemaha Central on Friday.
Tonganoxie girls 40, Turner 8
The Tonganoxie girls basketball team took down Turner with a 40-8 road victory Tuesday night.